Reviews for What Does Not Kill Us
ShyBob chapter 60 . 12/1/2013
Awesome fic; much better than Joss's season 6 rollercoaster. Loved the Buffy and Faith characterizations and dynamic. Didn't like Willow, but you did a great job keeping her in-character. Plus, go Little D!
crisangel chapter 60 . 11/13/2013
Awesome :-D

And because I forgot to mention it before, good job with both Dawn and Giles. Both characters thrived under your touch, and I found myself neither feeling sorry for nor being annoyed by the former, which is quite a feat and one the show failed at miserably if an attempt was even made.

Aces all around!
crisangel chapter 56 . 11/12/2013
Ugh. Willow...

Anyway, we're near the end here and finally, a quibble amongst the gushing praise. With *everything* going on AND the physical and emotional meat grinder they've both just been put through AND the knowledge that Willow, bitchy as she is here, is out there both hurting in her ignorance and possible destroying the earth, the existence and tone of that last bit of Fuffy seemed both out of place and callous.

I mean, I know they need to reconnect but take a nap first? Check in with Giles to make sure he knows you're okay? Make sure poor Xander is okay? Call the hospital to see if Tara's okay? A lot *just* happened.

That being said, I've read this before and I'm still sad that it's almost over. Are you still out there writing somewhere? God, I sure hope so.
crisangel chapter 50 . 11/12/2013
Poor Mr. Gordo :'-(
crisangel chapter 49 . 11/12/2013
I know it's firmly part of their sexy-time repertoire at this point, but you'd think Buffy would be a little reluctant (or full, even) to chomp down on Faith again so soon. Really, she's getting just a bit greedy...
crisangel chapter 47 . 11/12/2013
So vivid and intense. Just brutal... in the best possible way.
crisangel chapter 45 . 11/12/2013
That whole conversation with Xander was made of so much win it's unreal. That's the core Scooby lovability that was seriously lacking in the last couple of seasons, and how wonderful it is to see it directed at Faith.
crisangel chapter 44 . 11/12/2013
I know it was probably hard for them to bring it up immediately but I'm really glad the Katrina story came out almost right away and that Giles appreciated Faith's internal struggle. Willow is... well, her bordering-awful season 6 version of herself, and throwing it in her face when the wound was obviously still fresh was a bit over the line, but not exactly out of character with her constant self-righteous addict justifications.

Also, poor Buffy. Normal Again was always the biggest head fuck...
crisangel chapter 40 . 11/12/2013
I 3 Ray LaMontagne!

And that wedding sounded beautiful, and I love the thought of Giles getting choked up but refusing to admit it. Such good stuff in this story...
crisangel chapter 38 . 11/12/2013
I seriously love your Scooby group scenes. They always feel organic and true to character, and are almost always hilarious.

Now whatever happened to those strippers?
crisangel chapter 32 . 11/8/2013
Of course! It's always the one you *almost* checked...
crisangel chapter 21 . 11/7/2013
Did I say Poor Willow? Because I meant POOR TARA.
crisangel chapter 15 . 11/7/2013
I have to admit that though this is only I think my second full read through, this next bit from Tabula Rasa I have bookmarked and reread no less than a dozen times. It is hilarious and brilliant and I look forward to savoring it yet again, this time in the context of the full story.

*giddy*
crisangel chapter 14 . 11/7/2013
I forgot how rough this story is for poor Willow. I find myself equally frustrated by AND for her. But probably because I'm reading it with more nuance now. The first time through, I probably was just as ready to throttle her as Faith was.
crisangel chapter 13 . 11/7/2013
Oh, Spike...

arse.
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